Taste of Eritrea: a 5 day experience

Overview

Indulge in a captivating 5-day experience, savoring the best of Eritrea in Asmara and Massawa. Immerse yourself in Asmara’s vibrant culture, exploring its charming streets and iconic landmarks. Then, journey to Massawa, delving into its rich history and coastal allure. Discover the essence of Eritrea on this tantalizing 5-day tour, a true taste of the country’s wonders.

Highlights

* Asmara, the city that boasts one of the world’s finest collections of early 20th-century architecture – with UNESCO awarding it World Heritage Site status.

* Sturdy and tenacious, like Eritreans themselves, Massawa City has survived throughout the centuries, this old port city preserves an ensemble of wonderful Ottoman architecture and gorgeous colonial building.

At a glance

Duration

5 days

Start Date

monthly

Highlights

Asmara, Massawa

Transport

car, minibus

Accomodation

Hotel

Group Size

2-10 persons

Tourist guide

english/italian speaking

Meals

4 days BB

Departure

Scheduled departure, confirmed with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 guests:

2024: 5/2 * 4/3 * 15/4 * 6/5 * 3/6 * 8/7 * 12/8 * 9/9 * 7/10 * 28/10 * 02/12

2025: 13/1 * 10/2 * 10/3 * 7/4

Prices

Please  contact our booking for updated prices.

Day by day itinerary

ASMARA

On the first day of the tour in Asmara, you’ll arrive at the international airport and be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon features a guided exploration of Asmara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing its unique early 20th-century architecture and vibrant colours. Highlights include the Lombard Romanesque-style Santa Maria Cathedral, and the Coptic Church Nda Mariam. You’ll also visit the historic Medeber market and the unique Fiat Tagliero garage. The day concludes with an overnight stay at a local hotel, with breakfast included.

Overnight in Asmara, Crystal hotel or similar.

Bed & Breakfast

Learn more about Asmara

ASMARA – MASSAWA 

The journey to Massawa covers a 100 km descent from Asmara, dropping 2,450 meters to the coast. During your stay, you’ll have time to relax, explore the city independently, visit local markets, and enjoy swimming at Green Island or Gurgusum Beach.

Overnight in Massawa, Grand Dahlak Hotel or similar.

Bed & Breakfast

Learn more about Massawa

Morning at leisure, and in the afternoon transfer to Asmara.

Overnight in Asmara, Crystal hotel or similar.

Bed & Breakfast

Learn more about Asmara

ASMARA – DEPARTURE

Day at leisure in Asmara.

You will be arranged a transfer to the airport timed appropriately with your flight schedule.

Accomodation

Asmara: Crystal Hotel

Massawa: Grand Dahlak Hotel

Includes /Excludes

What is included

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

More Info: please take note

If your program expects a cruise to the Dahlak islands, you will be requested at your arrival to sign a “Release of Liability” form. For a better and transparent information, you will find attached a facsimile of the declaration. In no case traveller will be admitted to the Dahlak trips without signing this declaration

Inquire for further details

Discover the programme

Scheduled departure, confirmed with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 guests:

2024: 5/2 * 4/3 * 15/4 * 6/5 * 3/6 * 8/7 * 12/8 * 9/9 * 7/10 * 28/10 * 02/12

2025: 13/1 * 10/2 * 10/3 * 7/4

Please  contact our booking for updated prices.

1st day – Monday

ASMARA

On the first day of the tour in Asmara, you’ll arrive at the international airport and be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon features a guided exploration of Asmara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing its unique early 20th-century architecture and vibrant colours. Highlights include the Lombard Romanesque-style Santa Maria Cathedral, and the Coptic Church Nda Mariam. You’ll also visit the historic Medeber market and the unique Fiat Tagliero garage. The day concludes with an overnight stay at a local hotel, with breakfast included.

Overnight in Asmara, Crystal hotel or similar.

Bed & Breakfast

Learn more about Asmara

2nd – 3rd day

Tuesday – Wednesday

ASMARA – MASSAWA

The journey to Massawa covers a 100 km descent from Asmara, dropping 2,450 meters to the coast. During your stay, you’ll have time to relax, explore the city independently, visit local markets, and enjoy swimming at Green Island or Gurgusum Beach.

Overnight in Massawa, Grand Dahlak Hotel or similar.

Bed & Breakfast

Overnight in Massawa, Grand Dahlak Hotel or similar.

Bed & Breakfast

Learn more about Massawa

4th day – Thursday

MASSAWA –ASMARA

Morning at leisure, and in the afternoon transfer to Asmara.

Overnight in Asmara, Crystal hotel or similar.

Bed & Breakfast

Learn more about Asmara

5th day – Friday

ASMARA – DEPARTURE

Day at leisure in Asmara.

You will be arranged a transfer to the airport timed appropriately with your flight schedule.

 NB:

Our primary aim is to craft a journey that fulfils all your desires. Please feel free to request any information you need and share details that are important to you, ensuring that your trip is a memorable and extraordinary experience in your life.

Asmara: Crystal Hotel

Massawa: Grand Dahlak Hotel

Price include:

  • Two nights in Asmara, B&B accomodation, Hotel Crystal or similar
  • Two nights in Massawa, B&B, Grand Dahlak Hotel or similar
  • Private transfer from Asmara to Massawa and return
  • Welcome at arrival and farewell at departure
  • English/Italian/Amharic speaking guide, except on free days
  • Guided tour of Asmara,
  • Local taxes, tourist permits and entrance fees

Price does not include:

  • Entry visa: we will support your visa request with LOI or visa on arrival when available
  • Meals and drinks in Asmara and Massawa
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance: is a MUST to have a comprehensive travel insurance covering cancellation, curtailment, medical, emergency travel and assistance, as this is compulsory on all our trips. Personal expenses
  • All what is not included in the “Price include”

Note well:

If your program expects a cruise to the Dahlak islands, you will be requested at your arrival to sign a “Release of Liability” form. For a better and transparent information, you will find attached a facsimile of the declaration. In no case traveller will be admitted to the Dahlak trips without signing this declaration

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